Dental Sealants

Dental Sealants

Patients who have poor brushing habits as well as deep grooves and pits in their back teeth often develop tooth decay. As tooth decay can cause a host of oral health issues we offer the practice of using dental sealants to protect your teeth. The American Dental Associate recognizes dental sealants as one of the foremost ways to prevent cavities in your mouth or the mouth of a child. Kingsdale Dental Care offers this service to all members of the family. Take a moment to learn more about dental sealants, if dental sealants areright for you or your child, and how we can help you with our expertise and experience.

What Are Dental Sealants?

A dental sealant is a thin layer of plastic film that is applied to a patient's teeth. This sealant creates a physical barrier that is impenetrable for food particles and other bacteria that can result in cavities. To explain it simply to your child, dental sealants help seal out this bad bacteria. Dental sealants are an extremely effective way to prevent cavities from occurring and can last typically up to ten years. As long as the sealant remains intact, your teeth will be protected from the majority of cavities. Through regular dental checkups, Dr. Brewer will be able to determine how your dental sealants are holding up and whether or not a reapplication is necessary.

Are Dental Sealants Right For Me?

Dr. Brewer believes that dental sealants are a good match for almost anyone that is having issues with cavities, especially children who may not have mastered brushing and flossing yet. It is a preventive treatment plan that can help children resist and limit the amount of tooth decay that they're exposed to. It is ideal for protecting their teeth; without dental sealants you can have numerous issues in the future if your teeth are left untreated. Many insurance companies cover dental sealant procedures, but do have restrictions on the type of tooth and age they can be given. There is growing recognition that dental sealants are an excellent preventive measure to take that can help reduce expensive future dental costs and aggressive treatments as a result of tooth decay.

Because they prevent decay, dental sealants are ideal for children who haven't mastered brushing and flossing yet.

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How Do I Receive Dental Sealants?

The procedure for you to receive dental sealants can take anywhere from 10 to 45 minutes depending on the number of teeth that need to be sealed. Before the process begins, we figure out where there is any decay in your teeth and prepare it with a thorough cleaning and etching solution. Once the solution is rinsed out, we dry the surface and begin to apply the sealant to the teeth. To bond the sealant to your tooth, we utilize a curing light. Overall, the procedure can be viewed as comfortable, easy, and very fast.

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Dental sealants come highly recommended by Dr. Brewer as dental sealants provide an impenetrable barrier that helps protect your teeth from cavities. Should you like to request an appointment with us to have you or your child receive dental sealants or another dental procedure,you can do so today! Should you have any questions or concerns regarding the services we provide, please contact Kingsdale Dental Careimmediately! We are proud to serve the greater Columbus area of Ohio.